FS078-S No password file has been specified for the use of background mode.


This message is applicable to Fileshare Servers on UNIX only.

It is possible to configure the Fileshare Server to run as a daemon process on UNIX so that information is neither accepted from the keyboard nor displayed on the screen. When configuring the Fileshare Server to run in this mode, a password file must be used which should contain a FSVIEW (supervisor) user-ID and password. This enables the Fileshare Server to be closed down remotely using FSView, FSMgr or COBFSCLOSE.

This message indicates that you have tried to run the Fileshare Server in background mode but you have not specified a password file.


Create a password file using the Password File Maintenance Utility containing a user-ID of FSVIEW and a password. Then specify this password file (using the -pf option) in the Fileshare Server configuration file.

See the section Password File Maintenance in the chapter Security for more information.